Welcome to the Literacy Educators Coalition

Who We Are

We are a group of 400+ literacy educators from all around Australia.

Most of us work as teachers, principals, consultants in schools, or lecturers in teacher education. Many of us are authors of children’s books and teacher reference books. We are sought as speakers at state, national and international conferences. Our members include presidents and past-presidents of ALEA (Australian Literacy Educators Association), PETAA (Primary English Teaching Association, Australia) and AATE (the Australian Association for the Teaching of English).

We believe that parents deserve accurate information about literacy standards and literacy teaching and learning.

We aim to provide information, and counteract misinformation.

 

Latest News Stories

The radical plan to overhaul NAPLAN

The radical plan to overhaul NAPLAN

21 March 2019

The Age, 20 March 2019.  Students would be selected to sit NAPLAN at random and school comparisons would be scrapped under a proposal to overhaul the national test.  Read the...more»

What's good 'evidence-based' practice for classrooms? We asked teachers, here's what they said

What's good 'evidence-based' practice for classrooms? We asked teachers, here's what they said

19 March 2019

Mockler & Stacey, EduResearch Matters, 18 March 2019.  What do we mean by evidence, what counts as evidence, and who get to say what constitutes evidence?  The type of evidence...more»

No point teaching coding, says PISA chief

No point teaching coding, says PISA chief

9 March 2019

www.tes.com, 21 Feb 2019.  Coding will be as irrelevant as trigonometry one day and more focus should be placed on teaching children tools that will benefit them in the future....more»

Extra arts education boosts students' writing scores - and their compassion

Extra arts education boosts students' writing scores - and their compassion

9 March 2019

Chalkbeat, 12 Feb 2019.  Involvement in the arts provides all children with a common language.  Pressure to raise test scores must not squeeze arts out of the curriculum.  Read the article here...more»

Why do we educate our children?

Why do we educate our children?

9 March 2019

Prof Michael Anderson, EduResearch Matters.  Why do we educate our children? Is why being lost in the how (all the testing and measurement) in Australia?  Read the article here...more»

Read aloud to your children to boost their vocabulary

Read aloud to your children to boost their vocabulary

15 February 2019

The Conversation, 13 Feb 2019.  Children still benefit from being read to after they've learned to read by themselves.  Read the article here...more»